The ABC's of me

Libby had this on her blog. It's been long since I played a game of these so here it goes!

A. Age: 33.
B. Bed size: Old-fashioned Vintage large single.
C. Chore that you hate: All?  I can do everything but ironing or cleaning fish.
D. Dogs: None. Maybe one day...
E. Essential start to your day: Check the weather forecast.
F. Favorite color: Green.
G. Gold or Silver: Silver.
H. Height: 5'2" / 1.57 m.
I. Instruments you play: None. I am tone-deaf.
J. Job title: Lazy Bum. I mean, applicant to Crafter/Homemaker.
K. Kids: None.
L. Live: Eastern Spain.
M. Mother's name: Esperanza ("hope").
N. Nicknames: Alhana.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Several for accompanying a patient; none for myself.
P. Pet peeve: Children cute loud noises (I hate my upstairs neighbour!!).
Q. Quote from a movie: "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~ The Empire Strikes Back ♥
R. Right or left handed: Right.
S. Siblings: None.
T. Time you wake up: Around 7-8 a.m.
U. Underwear: Of course! And pretty grandmotherly by the way. lol
V. Vegetable you hate: Green beans, leeks and peas.
W. What makes you run late: Anything. I am a professional procrastinator.
X. X-Rays you've had: None.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Spanish "Russian" so-called Salad. I cannot make yummy food, just edible food.
Z. Zoo animal: Bear: brown, panda, polar.* And they shouldn't be shut in a zoo but roam freely.
*I accept plushies too. Plushies should live at my place.

Feel free to do this activity on your blog.  I'd love to read more about you! :-)

Basic socks

¡Estrenados hoy! Están hechos con la lana que me trajeron de Alemania, así que se trata de unos calcetines muy especiales para mí, por muy simples que sean. Con este patrón (y la inestimable ayuda de Piruleta) he aprendido a tejer los calcetines desde la punta hacia arriba. Los terminé hace poco ya que, para variar, los he tenido meses abandonados. ¡Pican!
5. Nuevos proyectos: Calcetines varios todavía por elegir, pero que empiecen por la puntera. ¡LISTO!

Worn by first time today! They are made with that yarn I got from Germany so these simple socks are very special for me. Thanks to this pattern and Piruleta's invaluable help I learnt to knit toe-up socks. I finished them not long ago because once again they remained forgotten for months. They are super warm!
5. New projects! Several socks, pattern unchosen yet. Toe-up socks, pretty please. DONE!

Basic toe-up socks
Asymmetric cuteness

Lana: Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Highland en tonos azules y morados 1501. 80% lana 20% nylon.
Agujas: 2,5 mm.
Talla: 35 (europea).
Patrón: Generic Toe-up Sock de Wendy D. Johnson (en inglés).

Yarn: 80% wool 20% nylon blue and purple Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Highland 1501.
Needles: 2.5 mm / US1½
Size: EU 35.
Pattern: Generic Toe-up Sock by Wendy D. Johnson.

Basic toe-up socks
Posing in the garden

Gracias carinyet por las lanas ♥ Thank you sweetie for the yarn

Holden "Summer" Shawlette

Y van dos chales Holden, esta vez para regalar, en una lana suave, calentita y agradable, tanto de tejer como de llevar. Este lo tejí durante el verano en mi rinconcito secreto al atardecer, cuando empezaba (a veces) a refrescar y se podía trabajar la lana. ¡Tenía que darme prisa pues el cumpleaños era en septiembre!

Another Holden shawl and this one makes number two. It was a present made with a soft and warm yarn, very nice to knit with and wear. It was knitted in the summer in my secret spot at the evenings when sometimes the cool breeze blew and knitting felt comfortable enough. I had to rush because the birthday was in September!

Holden "Summer" Shawlette
This is my secret spot...

No tejo un tercero de momento porque tengo otras cosas que hacer, pero otra cumpleañera que lo vio recién sacado del horno se encaprichó de él, de modo que tarde o temprano me pondré a ello. ¡Me faltan manos!

I am not knitting a third one because I am busy... yet. Another friend who saw it just blocked fell in love with it and requested one so sooner or later I will be knitting this pattern again. I don't have enough hands!

Holden "Summer" Shawlette
...and there is plenty of sunlight there!

Lana: una madeja de Malabrigo Yarn Sock en color Indiecita. 100% merino.
Agujas: 5,00 mm.
Tamaño: 150 x 65 cm.
Patrón: Holden Shawlette de Mindy Wilkes. PDF gratuito en inglés con gráficos (Ravelry).
Modificaciones: empecé la muestra a los 141 puntos, como sugirieron Susi y Eva. Se tejen dos repeticiones en vez de tres y se continua el patrón. Después de la pasada 38, volví a tejer a partir de la pasada 23. Al final tengo los mismos puntos pero más trozo de muestra y menos de punto liso.

Yarn: one skein of Indiecita 100% merino Malabrigo Yarn Sock .
Needles: 5.00 mm (US 8).
Size: 150 x 65 cm (roughly 59"x 25.5")
Pattern: Holden Shawlette by Mindy Wilkes. Free PDF with chart (Ravelry link).
Modifications: Started lace pattern at 141 sts (2 repetitions instead of 3) as suggested by Susi and Eva. After row 38 started knitting again from row 23 to 38 repeating [ ] pattern as many times as needed. In the end I had the same stitches pattern stated but lace part was bigger and St st smaller. 

Holden "Summer" Shawlette
Gorgeous, isn't it?

* Thank you so much Libby for giving me permission to post about your b-gift. LYLAS!

Vintage tablecloth

Tal y como Tea me pidió, he aquí una foto en la que se ve mejor el mantel. Muy de los 70. Mi madre compró la tela, cortó y cosió un mantel y seis servilletas y le hizo una puntilla de ganchillo en forma de ondas sencillas. ¡Espero que te guste!

As Tea requested, here is a better look of the tablecloth. Very 70s looking, mom bought the fabric, cut and sewed tablecloth and six napkins and made a simple shell crochet edging. Hope you enjoy it!

Vintage tablecloth

En el menú de ese día, crema de melón con jamón y tomates rellenos. ¡Ah! El verano qué lejos queda... por suerte. ;-)

On that day's menu, cream of melon soup with jamon and stuffed tomatoes. Oh, summer! Looks like it happened a long time ago... better that way. ;-)


Granada mollar del camp d'Elx

Granadas de la tierra, riquísimas, llenas y dulces. Instrucciones: quitar la coronita, abrir en cuatro gajos y sacar los granitos en un bol para comer a cucharadas. "Superfruta" rica en antioxidantes y potasio, calcio, magnesio, hierro, manganeso, cobre, zinc y vitaminas C, B, E. ¡Ñam ñam!

Pomegranates from my hometown, full and very sweet. Instructions: score it with a knife, cut it in quarters and remove the arils with a spoon over a bowl to eat them.  This "superfruit" is a great source of antioxidants and potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc and vitamins C, B & E. Yum yum!!

Autumnascit: (latín) se acerca el otoño * autumn is coming